This past weekend I helped my husband Chad complete a juice cleanse that he randomly decided he wanted to do. Clearly I am all for cleaning out and thought this was incredible that he decided to do this on his own! No push from me!
If he was going to do this, then I was going to make all the juices for him!
That’s exactly what I did and they were absolutely delicious – all of them.
I did get inspiration from Blueprint Cleanse but made sure mine were even more delicious – I’ll post the recipes below.
Here’s why I love juice cleanses:
Your digestive system gets a major break and isn’t constantly working.
The cleanse allows for your entire body to fully rest – that’s why I recommend doing it over a weekend or when you have time off of work – the lowest amount of stress, the better.
This is time for YOU.
The body rids itself of inflammation and aches/pains are likely to dissolve.
You will have increased energy by day #2 – On the morning of day 2, Chad shot out of bed and said – let’s go on a walk! I didn’t have as much energy as him so I declined but was excited that he was feeling so great.
Doesn’t this sound incredible already?! Why haven’t you done it?? Don’t be scared or nervous, the body knows what to do with pure, raw fruits and vegetables – it doesn’t know what to do with processed crap that we put into our bodies day after day. What I mean here is: your body will thrive off of just juice for 3 days (or however many days you decide to do.)
***The trick here is if you do this cleanse properly, you won’t feel hungry. Amazing right?
When I talk about a juice cleanse – I’m not talking about buying apple or orange juice from the store – I mean fresh pressed greens, and other amazing vegetables.
Here is what I juiced:
Beet, carrot = DELICIOUS
Lemon, grapefruit, celery, pineapple
Kale, spinach, cucumber, celery, romaine, lemon, ginger
Red or green bell pepper, garlic, sweet potato, celery
Cayenne, lemon, maple syrup – not in the juicer
Cashews, water, vanilla, cinnamon, maple syrup – made this in the Vitamix